The power of ingenuity
Almost three billion people don’t have clean, safe cooking facilities and close to one billion people don’t have access to the electricity that could power their progress, improve their health, education and opportunities to earn a better living.
That’s why we’re innovating in clean cooking and energy solutions, including solar and water powered electricity generation, often delivered through independent mini-grids.
We’re bringing together rural communities, displaced people, energy providers and decision makers to put sustainable, clean energy solutions to work for the people who need them most.
We do not accept that millions of us may not gain access to
affordable electricity or clean cooking for at least another generation – if at all.
The Poor People's Energy Outlook series (PPEO) was launched in 2010 to shine a light on energy access from the perspectives of the poor. The series challenges the energy sector's focus on energy resources, supply and large scale infrastructure projects; emphasising instead that it is energy services which matter most to poor people, and that decentralised approaches are the best way to achieve universal energy access.Read the full story
Briefing paper summarising key findings and recommendations from the Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO) 2018 report. In this edition of the PPEO, we explore six case study programmes from various geographies and across the clean cooking, decentralised electricity and grid extension sectors to consider how best to achieve universal energy access while also leaving no one behind.